27th annual UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Date / Time

April 3, 2019

All Day

27th annual UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


  • Ecuador / 2018 / 70 min / Documentary
  • Directed by: José Espinosa Anguaya
  • Spanish w/ English subtitles

A couple faces a difficult choice when they find out that they are going to be parents: to raise their newborn in Ecuador’s capital Quito or in their native village. José returns to the northern Ecuadorian town of Otavalo to seek counsel among his family and town residents. Citlalli has her own questions. Together, and in their own way, José and Citlalli explore the history of their people, their identity and their role in society.


Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Gazelle’s Dance / El baile de la gacela

  • Costa Rica / Mexico / 2018 / 90 min / Comedy
  • Director: Iván Porras Meléndez
  • Spanish w/ English subtitles

As a soccer star back in the day, Eugenio used to be known as “The Gazelle” for his speed and dexterity in the field. He retired young, unable to score a trophy. Now at 72 and living in a retirement home, Eugenio is determined to win a dance contest with the help of his partner Carmen and his gay instructor Daniel.


Time: Screening twice a day: 12pm & 5pm

Where: Latino Cultural Center – Lecture Center B2

FREE admission and popcorn


The UIC Chicago Latino Film Festival is presented in collaboration with the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago as they celebrate their 35th Chicago Latino Film Festival.

Co-sponsors: UIC Honors College, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES) Program, and student organizations Delta Psi Alpha, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), and Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS).

For more info, please call 312-996-3095.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.  

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